a loop on the end a rope or cord comes in handy in a lot of ways, sure you can do a quick knot but I like having a more permanent set up. Different types of rope require different methods, here's what I did with some cord I got from the dollar store. Before you ask why take the time, this took me less than 5 minutes including taking the pics
Step 1: The Start
as soon as I unwound the bundle of cord from the dollar store it began to unravel. I cut off about a foot and flamed the new end.
Step 2: The Loop
I decided on the size of the loop by roughly forming it and pinching the long end of the cord at the base of the loop, a slight twist opened the cord wrap and I passed the end through, twisted it back tight and opened the next wrap again passing the end through and repeated that process for about 3 inches
Step 3: Wrap It
this type of splice doesn't really need to be wrapped which is another way to secure a loop in a line but I had those cut off pieces right there so...
lay your wrapping line inside the loop, holding the short end against the line, wrap the long end around so it secures itself and continue wrapping until you run out of wrap and pass the end back through the last loop and pull it tight
Step 4: Finish
I cut off the short ends (flags) and heat sealed all cuts, now the cord is ready to be used